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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Feb 4/15

Creating a Digital Signage Network: Design, Management & Operations

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Feb 4/15
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Creating a Digital Signage Network: Design, Management & Operations
02/02/15, Janna Rider, Dairy Queen Corp.
If considering a digital signage network for your business, I offer the same advice that I give to my kids: Do your homework.

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015 Tradeshow Report
02/02/15, Prepared by, HomeToys featuring AVSystemsMag
Here are a bunch of press releases from exhibitors at the show --- be sure to add yours.

What’s More Important: Color Accuracy and Contrast or Brightness in Conference Room Presentations?
02/02/15, Contributed by, Insight Media & Benq
These test results find that that higher contrast and color accuracy can produce an image that is preferred by those surveyed.

A True Smart Home Automation Solution
02/02/15, Mohan Vellanki, Orvito
A true home automation is not about offering a singular solution for access control or temperature control; it is about an integrated platform that unifies devices, mobile applications, cloud services and data analytics, with an overlay of a consistent, easy-to-use interface.

Second Look: Virtually There, Fly-bys, Friendly Bots, Something from Nothin
02/02/15, THE Insider 
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is like fine dining. It is best to be tasted, eaten, consumed slowly but unfortunately that's impossible because it is like a limited time giant buffet.

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​Intel buys Lantiq for connected home networking
From ZDNet:  Intel acquired Lantiq, which makes broadband and networking gear, in a move that broadens its connected home efforts.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Lantiq is based in Munich, Germany and primarily serves broadband providers.
With the move, Intel becomes the latest tech giant to hop on the connected home bandwagon. Samsung has said its appliances will be connected to the Internet and tied together. Google owns Nest and everyone from Apple to Microsoft has some kind of connected home play.

littleBits Smart Home Kit Review by TechSpot
Read Full review by Shawn Knight of TechSpot:  Amenities like being able to remotely adjust the temperature inside your home or receiving a text when the laundry is done...

Troubled Lockitron turns the corner with the introduction of its new smart lock, Bolt
From  While the crowdfunding craze has helped to create a number of successful iOS accessory companies...

Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work
From Jared Newman, MacWorld:  Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit...

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Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.

Learn More About Simply Automated, Incorporated

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Leviton Security & Automation 
Leviton Security & Automation is an award-winning manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Control security, energy management, and entertainment devices from your mobile device with zero fees.
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